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Rajasthan beat Delhi by 10 runs

Jaipur, April 12: Rajasthan Royals rode their bowlers’ good show coupled with skipper Ajinkya Rahane’s 45 to beat Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs via Duckworth-Lewis Method in a heavily rain-truncated Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday.
The IPL returned to the Pink City after 2013 but rain played spoilsport for the major part, forcing D/L method to come into play after the hosts were 153/5 in 17.5 overs when it started drizzling.
Delhi were given a revised target of 71 to chase in six overs but Australian pacer Ben Laughlin (2/20) picked up the wickets of Glenn Maxwell (17) and Vijay Shankar while Jaydev Udkat (1/24) accounted for Rishabh Pant (20) to never let Delhi come close to winning in harsh circumstances.
Opener Colin Munro (0) was run out without facing a ball. Chris Morris (17 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (0 not out) were at the crease. Earlier, Rajasthan rode Rahane’s 45 to get to 153/5 when the skied opened up in the 17th over with Rahul Tripathi (15) and Krishppa Gowtham (2) at the crease.
Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 153/5 in 17.5 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 45, Sanju Samson 37; Shahbaz deem 2/34) beat Delhi Daredevils 60/4 (Rishabh Pant 20; Ben Laughlin 2/20) by 10 runs via D/L method. (IANS)